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for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> pporalso comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: it looked like a scene from a movie, but it was all too real. a meteor came crashing down to earth today, triggered a fireball over russia, and sent people running for cover. parts of the meteor fell on the city of chelyabinsk-- population over a million-- about a thousand miles due west of moscow on the edge of the ural mountains. the strike shocked and stunned the world. more than 1,000 people were injured. paul davies of independent television news begins our coverage. >> rorter: emerging from the russian sky, a giant ball of flame, a meteorite providing a spectacular show
broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. congress wasn't even in session this week. yet the fight over spending and debt raged on. with a march 1st deadline on the horizons democrats and republicans sparred about who would be blamed if budget cuts go into effect. the white house used its superior bully pulpit to grand effect. today we heard from the president and ray lahood, the cabinet's lone republican. >> what i'm trying to do is to wake up members of the congress on the republican side to the idea that they need to come to the table, offer a proposal so that we don't have to have this kind of calamity in air service in america. >> lahood said air traffic and safety would be drupted. defense secretary le onpennetta said the nation would billion less safe. republicans say it's overblown. how much does the public really care, john? >> well, it's a big deal. but it's not as dramatic as a government shutdown where everybody can see that the washington monument's closed. yo
for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: it looked like a scene from a movie, but it was all too real. a meteor came crashing down to earth today, triggered a fireball over russia, and sent people running for cover. parts of the meteor fell on the city of chelyabinsk-- population over a million-- about a thousand miles due west of moscow on the edge of the ural mountains. the strike shocked and stunned the world. more than 1,000 people were injured. paul davies of independent television news begins our coverage. >> reporter: emerging from the russian sky, a giant ball of flame, a meteorite providing a spectacular show until it suddenly explodes 30 miles above the earth. the city of chelyabinsk was unlucky to be beneath the meteorites flight path and was showered with debris dropping from the sky. thousands of windows were smashed, shocked workers evacuated their offices. this school class is about to be interrupted by the shock wave. here the windows come crashing in, and a national judo squad runs for cover. c
with your community to make everyday better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station by viewers like you. thank you. tavis: the likelihood of dwight henry starring in a critically acclaimed film an award-winning movie could not have been more remote. the small-business owner and new orleans residents not only survived katrina, but they became one of the first businesses to reopen after the storm. the directors of "beast of the southern wild" asked him to star in their movie, and he said no, and now, dwight henry is one of the stars of the film. here are now some scenes of "beast of the southern wild." ♪ tavis: so the first question is, who is baking the good stuff? who is baking cookies when you are going out on tour, talking about your film? >> i have two partners who are holding it down while i go on this press tour. tavis: good to meet you. i just want to jump in because these stories are fascinating to me, how something comes together so organically, and it ends up being such a success that it winds at sundance, it gets all kind of a claim at cannes, it makes a star out of you, but
of special pbs coverage of gun violence draws to a close, we examine the ongoing debate in washington, in state houses in city halls. >> if a gun that was used 69 days ago to slaughter 20 children and six adults isn't an assault weapon, then they don't exist. >> a debate that is just beginning. covering the week, john harwood of cnbc and the "new york times." david sanger of the "new york times." molly ball of the atlantic, and sari horwitz of "the washington post." >> award-winning coverage and adge sys, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding for washington week is provided by -- >> we know why we're here, to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. >> to find cleaner more efficient ways to power flight. >> and harness our technology for new energy solutions. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to build a better tomorrow. >> that's why we're here. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential. additional funding is provided by
's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the man picked to lead the central intelligence agency was called today to defend his positions in the war on terror. john brennan's senate confirmation hearing revolved around several hotly debated policies. "newshour" congressional correspondent kwame holman has our report. >> reporter: even before the hearing got truly under way, protesters from code pink disrupted john brennan's opening statement-- signaling that passions were running high on the targeted killings of terror suspects. >> they won't even tell congress what countries we are killing children
techniques and extraordinary rendition. in 2005, brennan said on pbs that he was " intimately familiar" with cases of rendition and that he considered the practice and absolutely vital tool in combating terrorism. this is the interview. >> was secretary rice today when she called it a vital tool in combating terrorism? >> i think it is absolutely vital tool. i have been intimately familiar for the past decade of cases of rendition u.s. government has been involved in, and i can say without a doubt it has been very successful as far as reducing intelligence and saving lives. >> you're saying both in the interests of the streets and in the interrogation? >> yes. rendition is the practice or process of rendering somebody from one place to another place. it is moving them. the u.s. will facilitate. >> why would you not -- if the of the suspect who is a danger to the u.s., why we do not keep them in u.s. custody? is it because we want another country to do the dirty work? >> i don't think that is it at all. i think it is rather arrogant to think that we're the only country that respects hum
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of the schools used. it will air on pbs february 28. 26 degrees out. still ahead, funeral services will be held for the former new york city mayor. good morning. get up and get going. a lot of us bleary-eyed after super bowl. 5:11 is the time. a kind of chilly day. clipper headed our way to bring another dusting of snow. adam, can you just take all of these and make them into one big >> we[no audio] hear adam. i know the answer was yes. these temperatures for you, we waking up to 23 degrees in washington. germantown, 24 this morning. 23.mbia is we will have increasing clouds someghout the day after morning sunshine. between 34mperatures and 38 degrees. we do have a warm up on the way. .r details on that dusting coming up in just a few minutes. try to regain audio his so we can hear thoughts and feelings on the upcoming snow. in the meantime, we will go to traffic. >> thank you so much. for our early birds hitting the , good. no problems to report. a quiet start. i hope it stays that way. good morning to our nation's capital. no problems to report. , making thevenue trip into virginia -- north o
he attempts to explain in 30 seconds in these pbs videos. gates was also named a regent professor. making him just the sixth person to receive that honor since it was established in 1992. >> congrats to him. he's really, really smart. >> yeah. >> string theory in 30 seconds. you lost me. >> right there, i got lost. >>> 4:51 is our time right now. we turn to our resident scientist, tom kierein. >> good morning. people are pining for snow. snow lovers have just had the crying towel out all winter. well, we're going to get a little bit this morning. not a lot. but enough maybe for a light coating as we take a look outside. live view from the nbc4 city camera. showing low clouds, maybe a few scattered flurries in washington. 36 at reagan national. road temperatures around the area are generally a little above freezing. any snow that does fall generally going to be melting on roads. a lot of them been treated too. a look at the radar. it's increasing a little bit here. these are scattered snow showers. they come and go. maybe you'll get snow. will stop for a while. maybe it will snow a
lanza, the monster who killed 20 children . and pbs is trying to find out why he did what he did and spotlighted the role his mother played. >> did you learn that nancy lanza had taken adam out of high school. >> yes. >> why do you think she took him out. >> i don't know, i pondered that for a long time. >> and you have a boy who was receiving a tremendous amount of support, suddenly, when she pulls him out of there, he loses all of those support groups and that's where he's fallen farther and farther into his proms. he didn't have the mental support group that he once had. >> bill: and john stossel, anchor, fox news channel. and this is the problem with adam lanza and people like him. there were warning signs, the teacher in the same school in newtown, they knew that he was a troubled kid, but his mother, for whatever reason, pulls him out of the school and then makes the situation worse, but in a free society his mother has a right to do whatever she wants to do. >> yes, and he was nowhere near the line where the state had any business to intervene. >> bill: he wasn't violent.
of -- lot of news about this issue. in january, pbs's "nov a" had a documentary called "rise of the drones," and last week's "time" magazine cover carried the same title, and, of course, the administration's use of drones for targeting terrorists to con cronet our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald d
and of course i'll have the weekend. >> what is the weekend? (laughter) >> that was a clip from pbs's "downton abbey." british tv series that depicts the lives of an n aristocratic family and their servants and almost as popular as american idol is here and abroad. despite the fact that it makes rich people look good and not evil, stu varney says that's the opposite message of the one we have been getting from some of our elected leaders here at home. stu varney host of varney and company at the fox business network. you see a political message here and you're not the only one. many on the left particularly in great britain have been ripping the show suggesting the creator julian fellow hes is in their view conservative and to the right and more fair-minded people say he's a center right, not far right, but in any event they say -- they accused him of having an agenda of making the rich look good and that's why they hate "downton abbey" and you say what. >> what other tv show have you ever seen, a modern tv show, where the rich are made to look generous, honest, classy, and looking after peopl
for a very different reason. here's a reminder. >> i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> big bird ended up in an obama campaign ad, which sesame workshop asked to be taken down, and it looks like big bird has clearly moved on. >> certainly has. >>> all right. he's charged with attempted murder. he's also a police detective and until today he was leading the oscar pistorius murder case. coming up, details on a shocking new twist. >>> plus, why jimmy carter says his grandson clinched president obama's re-election. the former president is talking to cnn and his grandson will join us live, right here in "the situation room." that's coming up. [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting t
're looking around in the 5% range here pb that will be healthy, 5% to 10%. >> how about you, rich? do you agree or do you have a different number? >> i think we're getting close to full value. earnings are coming in better than expected. two-thirds of companies reported sales. and i don't think this is the 2000 period where everybody is talking about stocks, joe. if we get past the sequester issues with sdwb either with a little bit of a pullback, not the 5% to 10% that the other guest is looking for, the markets are going to have to work higher. there's no other place to put your money right now. the 2% ten-year note doesn't have the competition when the s&p is yielding 2%. so we're still very constructive. and if earnings continue to come in better, we're going to have to raise our target. even though we may be a value in the short run, i still think stocks are the place to be and it's not a frothy market at all. >> because it's hard to get a return anywhere else. but, rich, what is your viewpoint on gdp this year? >> we're at roughly between 1.5% and 2%. >> and you don't think the mark
public service announcements featuring big bird set to run on several pbs stations next week. >> no matter what your age, it's important to get your body moving every single day to help keep you healthy. >> look, mrs. obama, i'm getting moving right now by jogging. >> joining me now for more on this, is leah goldman with "marie claire" magazine. >> we've seen the first lady enlist rachael ray to dr. oz and how would you rate the success of it? >> it's been a successful platform for the first lady, impressively so, i would say. she's seen some really significant results, actually, and typically you see first lady adopt these platforms and they go on the road with them and they do appearances for them, and we've actually seen some effects of this tour. for example, she's going out to mississippi, and since she started this let's move campaign, mississippi has seen a 13% drop of childhood obesity rate and that is the heaviest state in the nation so that's pretty impressive. >> let's look at poll numbers on the first lady. a poll taken two months ago shows that 73% of americans a
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